pleurodont

pleurodont

[ploor-uh-dont]
adjective
1.
fused or attached to the inner edge of the jaw, as a tooth.
2.
having teeth so fused or attached, as certain lizards.
noun
3.
a pleurodont animal.

Origin:
1830–40; pleur- + -odont

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pleurodont (ˈplʊərəʊˌdɒnt)
 
adj
1.  See also acrodont (of the teeth of some reptiles) having no roots and being fused by their lateral sides only to the inner surface of the jawbone
2.  having pleurodont teeth: pleurodont lizards
 
n
3.  an animal having pleurodont teeth

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